N580GTX Lightning Achieves Unprecedented Core Frequency of 1665MHz, Breaks Single-card, Single-core World Record;
N560GTX-Ti Hawk Breaks Single-card World Record for GTX 560 Ti with Highest Core Frequency of 1500MHz
[Taipei, Taiwan] The Lightning and Hawk series launched by MSI, the world-renowned manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, have been touted by the global media as one of the best and is very popular among overclockers. The new display cards have also repeatedly achieved extraordinary results in a number of overclocking competitions. Right now, many overclocking gurus around the world are currently using MSI's N580GTX Lightning for LN2 extreme overclocking and are able to raise their core frequency up to 1665MHz. This is the highest frequency ever achieved by the GTX 580, and with its score of 2501.96, the Unigine Heaven (DX11) single-card single-core world record has been shattered as well. Additionally, Belgian overclocker Massman used the N560GTX-Ti Hawk to reach 1500MHz, which is the highest frequency ever attained, setting a new single-card world record for the GTX 560 Ti GPU on 3DMark 11. These impressive results all demonstrate that the unique industry-leading designs of the MSI Lightning and Hawk Series of graphics card have enabled their potential and performance to be fully realized, making them the absolute top choice among overclockers.
N580GTX Lightning Sets Unigine Heaven World Record and Achieves Highest Core Frequency
Splave, who hails from the U.S., has applied LN2 extreme overclocking to MSI's N580GTX Lightning and successfully achieved a new single-card world record in Unigine Heaven with a score of 2501.96 points. German overclockers BenchBros have even pushed the core frequency to 1665 MHz, which is 215% higher than the default value, to achieve the highest frequency for the GTX 580 to date. This enables us to witness the extraordinary overclocking capabilities of the N580GTX Lightning and its ultimate potential.
The highest core frequency of the N580GTX Lightning is 1665MHz
Unigine Heaven (DX11) single-card single-core world record: N580GTX Lightning
N560GTX-Ti Hawk Is a Dual Overclocking Champion: 3DMark 11 and Unigine Heaven (DX11)
While the N580GTX Lightning is equipped with superior overclocking capabilities, the power of MSI's N560GTX-Ti Hawk is not to be underestimated, either. The Belgian overclocker Massman applied LN2 extreme overclocking with MSI's N560GTX-Ti Hawk to raise the core frequency to a whopping 1500Mz— the highest for the GTX 560 Ti yet—and set a world record for a single-card GTX 560 Ti on 3DMark 11 with a score of 7611. In addition, its score of 1652.71 on Unigine Heaven (DX11) has also broken the single-card GTX 560 Ti world record, making N560GTX-Ti Hawk a dual champion.
Top Military Class II Components and Triple Over-Voltage Achieve World-class Overclocking Levels
To create the most stable overclocking environment, both MSI employs top Military Class II parts and components for both the N580GTX Lightning and N560GTX-Ti Hawk. The N580GTX Lightning is further equipped with the exclusive Power4 power-supply architecture while the N560GTX-Ti Hawk utilizes an 8+1 phase power supply module to increase overclocking stability. The Triple Over-Voltage technology, available only from MSI, can simultaneously raise the voltages of the GPU/memory/PLL, thus enhancing the overclocking potential of the graphics card across the board.
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